This lovingly detailed canine skull mask is cast in high quality resin and works equally well as a face mask, headdress, or even a pauldron (shoulder armor)! It was sculpted to resemble the upper jaw of a realistic wolf, dog, or coyote skull right down to the detail of every individual tooth.
The mask comes with the eye and nose holes cut out. You can choose to leave them open or cover them with black mesh fabric for an eerily empty look. I have Black Mesh Fabric available that works great for this purpose; I recommend a 4″ x 6″ piece to fit all of the openings cut in this mask.
This mask is one-size-fits-most but may not work well if you have wider-than-average features. It fits a 23″ cranium with no problem. Please see the photo below with the ruler for the best idea of the sizing.
All of my resin masks start out as an original sculpture created in oil-based clay. I make a mold of the original using silicone rubber, and then cast it in impact-resistant resin. This stuff is quite tough, though I obviously don't recommend treating your mask roughly.
These mask blanks come just as you see them in the photos - a raw, blank piece cast in white resin. This is a do-it-yourself piece, meaning it's up to you to finish, paint, and assemble it however you'd like. You'll need to provide an elastic strap or other means to hold the mask on, and some felt or foam padding so you can wear it comfortably. The mask comes with a guide providing helpful hints and tips on how to set up your mask to be worn and how to paint it. I'm also available to answer questions, so please don't hesitate to send me a message.
IMPORTANT - PLEASE NOTE: While my masks are made from impact-resistant materials to keep them from shattering, they are NOT rated to protect the wearer during sports, motorcycle riding, or other dangerous activities. They will not take the place of an appropriate helmet. Stay safe out there!
Do your mask and prop blanks come with instructions? What kinds of paints/glues work best with them?
I send a guide along with each purchase with tips on how to paint your mask or prop, what kinds of glues to use, and more. The two general guides can be viewed below, but some masks kits also have a more specific guide of their own.
I'm sorry, but my schedule doesn't allow time for me to take commissions or custom projects, including custom paint jobs. I am happy to take suggestions, but I cannot guarantee what you're looking for is something I will end up making.
I recommend checking out the Cosplay Commissions group on Facebook - You can request quotes on costume pieces you're looking to have made, and it's a very active group. It's a closed group, but if you hit the Join button one of the admins will let you in.
Will you attach a strap to a mask blank for me?
It's best to paint your mask prior to attaching the strap, so I don't offer them with the straps already installed. The strap just gets in the way during the painting process, especially priming.
Can you make lower jaws for your skull masks?
Masks with attached lower jaws or moving jaws must be made to accommodate them from the start, such as my lizardman masks. My skull masks and other half-face masks are meant to be worn as masquerade-style masks and are not set up for having a moving or attached lower jaw.
Can I attach horns (or other items) to my skin with spirit gum?
My cast resin horns, fangs, and other such items are meant as embellishments for props or masks, and weren't made with the intention to be attached directly to skin as a prosthetic. It may be possible to apply some of the lighter pieces to the skin with spirit gum, but I have not tried this and can't guarantee the results.
Many of my pieces - mask blanks, horns, props, and other items - are made-to-order. When I receive an order for a made-to-order item, it goes in a queue to be cast, cleaned, and shipped in the order I received it.
Made-to-order items in the shop generally have a turnaround time of 14 business days (2 weeks). Some more complicated pieces, like the lizardman and turian mask kits, have a turnaround time of 21 business days (3 weeks).
A Rush Order upgrade is an additional fee added to all eligible made-to-order items in your shopping cart. When I receive a rush order, I complete that order outside of my normal working hours so as to send it out as quickly as possible.
How do I request a Rush Order?
Add the item or items you want to your Shopping Cart. If the order is eligible for Rush Order processing, you will see an Add Rush Order checkbox along with the price and processing time.
Please note that if I am already working on a rush order for another customer, the option will not be available. The nature of rush orders means that I can only realistically handle one at a time. Please check back the next business day.
How long does a Rush Order take?
Most Rush Orders ship within 2 business days, but some more complicated items take longer. You can see the processing time for your specific order next to the Add Rush Order checkbox in the Shopping Cart.
When you click Add Rush Order, your order total will be updated and the processing time will display the date by which your order will ship.
Please note - Adding Rush Order processing decreases the processing time, not the shipping time! Once shipped, USPS shipping times apply. USPS First Class may take up to 10 days, USPS Priority typically arrives in 1-3 days. DUE TO CUSTOMS PROCESSING, INTERNATIONAL ORDERS MAY TAKE UP TO 8 WEEKS REGARDLESS OF SHIPPING TYPE.